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Eastbound U.S. 35 reopens after early morning crash

Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 @ 3:15 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 @ 7:08 AM

Motorcycle crash closes EB US 35 for hours

UPDATE @7:07 a.m.

All lanes of eastbound U.S. 35 are now open.

UPDATE @ 4:55 a.m.

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All lanes of eastbound U.S. 35 in Dayton are expected to be shut down through the morning commute after a motorcyclist suffered critical injuries in a Wednesday morning crash.

Dayton police and medics were dispatched to eastbound U.S. 35 near Steve Whalen Boulevard and Smithville Road around 3 a.m. on a reported crash involving a motorcycle.

Dayton police Sgt. Roberta Bailey said the crash involved only the motorcycle, and injured the lone operator on the motorcycle.

The victim, identified only as an adult man, suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in critical condition.

A traffic reconstruction unit was requested to the scene and is investigating the crash.

Bailey said all lanes of eastbound U.S. 35 will be shut down for three to four hours, with a possible reopen time after 7 a.m.

To get around the crash, drivers can exit off the Steve Whalen Boulevard exit, then get right back on the highway on the entrance ramp from Steve Whalen Boulevard to U.S. 35.

UPDATE @ 3:35 a.m.

A motorcyclist was transported to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment of possible life-threatening injuries.

Police said the crash involved only the motorcycle but the cause was unknown.

All lanes of eastbound U.S. 35 remain shut down at Smithville Road for the investigation and cleanup.

FIRST REPORT

A crash involving a motorcycle has shut down all lanes of eastbound U.S. 35 at Smithville Road.

Emergency crews were dispatched around 3 a.m. Wednesday on reports of at least one motorcycle involved in a crash on the highway.

Reports indicate the operator is injured, but the severity is unknown.

All lanes of eastbound U.S. 35 are blocked at the crash scene for the investigation.

We have a crew heading to the scene and we’ll update this page when new information is available.

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